Geoffroy I "Grisegonelle" D' ANJOU Count of Anjou
(Between 938-987)
Adèle DE MEAUX Countess of Meaux & Troyes
(Abt 950-974)
Foulques III "Nerra" D' ANJOU 5th Count of Anjou
(972-1040)
Hildegarde
(-1046)
Cte Geoffroy II "Martel" D' ANJOU
(1006-1060)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Agnès DE MÂCON
2. Grécie DE LANGEAIS
3. Adelheid "Le Teutonne"

Cte Geoffroy II "Martel" D' ANJOU

  • Born: 14 Oct 1006
  • Married (1): 1032
  • Married (2): Before 15 Aug 1052
  • Married (3): Before 22 May 1060
  • Died: 14 Nov 1060

  Research Notes:

The Chronicon Vindocinense records the birth "II Id Oct" in 1006 of "Gosfridus comes". "Fulco Andegavorum comes atque Hildegardis conjunx mea" founded the monastery of La Charité Sainte-Marie d’Anjou by undated charter signed by "…Goffridi Fulconis filii…". "Fulco Andecavorum comes et uxor mea Hildegardis filius quoque noster Goffridus" donated the bridge of Mayenne to the monastery of La Charité Sainte-Marie d’Anjou by undated charter. A charter dated 1037 confirms the birth of "Gaufridus Martellus…pater eius Fulcho…comes Andecavorum filius Gaufridi Fortissimi comitis qui cognominatus est Grisia Gonella" (dating the birth to 1007) and records donations to Saint-Aubin d'Angers. The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Gaufridum cognomento Martellam" as son of "Fulco comes Andegavonium Gaufridi Grisagonelli filius". The Gesta Consulum Andegavorum names "Gosfridum Martellum et filiam Adelam" as the children of "Fulco Nerra". The Chronico Andegavensi records that "Gosfredus Martellus comes" was born "pridie Id Oct" [year not specified]. “Fulco comes Andegavensis, Iherosolimitanum iter aggrediens cum Audeardi comitissa et filii suo Goffredo Martello” donated property “in Genio...molendinum atque furnum” by undated charter.

He succeeded his father in 1040 as GEOFFROY II "Martel" Comte d'Anjou. Guillaume II Duke of Normandy helped Henri I King of France to defeat Comte Geoffroy II at Mouliherne in [1045/55]. "Joffredus Andecavorum comes…michi matronis domna Hildgalde comitissa genitrice mea simulque conjuge mea Agnosze" donated "curte Petre" to the monastery of La Charité Sainte-Marie d’Anjou by charter 1 Oct (no year). "Gaufridi comitis Andegavensium…comitissæ Adelaidis Teutonicæ" subscribed the charter dated 1060 under which "Hugonis…et Arsendis uxoris suæ et filiorum suorum Hugonis…atque Teobaldi" founded the priory of Laudun, under the direction of Tournus abbey.

The Chronicon Turonensi records that "Gaufridus de Pruliaco" rebelled in Anjou in 1062 and was killed, commenting that he invented tournaments. "Gaufridus comes filius Fulconis" died "XVIII Kal Dec". The Chronicon Vindocinense records the death "XVIII Kal Dec" in 1060 of "Gaufredus comes, Fulconis filius" after having been invested as a monk by "domno Adraldo, abate S. Nicolai". The Chronicæ Sancti Albini records the death "1061 XVIII Kal Dec" of "Gaufridus Martellus …ciu successit Fulgo…Rechin". The necrology of Vendôme La Trinité records the death "XVIII Kal Dec" of "Godefridus comes huius monasterii fundator". The Gesta Consulum Andegavorum records that "Gosfridus Martellus filius Fulconis", being childless, appointed "nepotibus suis Gosfrido Barbato et Fulconi Rechin" as his heirs. 1

  Marriage Information:

Geoffroy married Agnès DE MÂCON, daughter of Othon-Guillaume DE MÂCON, Comte de Bourgogne, and Ermentrude DE ROUCY, Comtesse de Rheims, in 1032. The marriage ended in divorce by 1049/52. (Agnès DE MÂCON was born between 990 and 995 in Bourgogne, Marne, France and died on 9 Nov 1068.)

  Marriage Information:

Geoffroy also married Grécie DE LANGEAIS before 15 Aug 1052. The marriage ended in divorce.

  Marriage Information:

Geoffroy also married Adelheid "Le Teutonne" before 22 May 1060. (Adelheid "Le Teutonne" died after 1062.)

Sources


1 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands: Geoffroy d'Anjou.


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